An event the size of FLoC does not organize itself. Well, actually
smaller events don't organize themselves either, but FLoC is big
enough that it very significantly doesn't organize itself.
In fact, more than 300 people have so far been involved in the
preparations for FLoC - and even that only counts the people who
have been credited by name somewhere on this website. One suspects
that there are many more who work outside the spotlights.
Some of those 300 people wear more than one hat, according to the
listings. Whether this means that they are working their hind parts off
or that they are doing botchy half-hearted jobs in several different
departments, we won't speculate. But to satisfy the interest of common
curiosity (and, admittedly, also to satisfy the webmaster's desire to
show off his scripting abilities) we have collected some statistics
about the distribution of hats here.
The Rules: One mention of a person on the front page
for a participating conference or workshop counts as one hat. Being
on one of the FLoC steering or organizing committees counts as one hat.
Having an assigned responsibility in the Local Organization Committee
counts as one hat. A unit cost model is assumed: No attempt has been
made to quantify the hardships entailed by wearing each particular hat.
This rule means that membership of a workshop's program committee
counts as a hat only if the workshop organizers have asked
to have the program committee appear on the FLoC website. That
causes a slight bias in the measurements, but that can't be helped.
Being listed as an invited speaker or (co)author of an accepted
paper counts as a hat too, but it is possible that the hat counter
fails to recognise that two of those hats sit on the same head or
at the same institution, because of differences in the spelling and
abbreviations of names in our base data.